The Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development in Fulton County, will provide overall leadership to a comprehensive positive youth development program by involving youth in clubs, camps, after-school programs, Cloverbuds, in-school programs, and a variety of older youth opportunities; work collaboratively with the team of Extension professionals to provide youth development programming within the Maumee Valley Extension Education and Research Area (EERA); work with volunteers and staff to plan and conduct local and area educational events to increase 4-H members’ subject matter knowledge and skills, and build their leadership, citizenship, and life skills; partner with local agencies and county departments to develop a dynamic, county-based 4-H youth development program that addresses the county’s most urgent youth development needs, promotes quality youth-adult partnerships, leads to qualitative outcomes, and is representative of the diversity of the county; convene and facilitate community forums and trainings related to topics of youth development; design and implement a resident and/or day camp program in collaboration with teen camp counselors and adult staff; create and support strategies to engage teens; implement and support a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilizing, recognizing, and evaluating of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H delivery methods; provide expertise in the development, enhancement, and support for statewide Extension and 4-H programming, including active participation in a state 4-H Design Team; work collaboratively with Extension Educators in all other program areas (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences), where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts; work with the county junior and senior fair boards in organizing and supporting the county fair; ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, and equal access to programs and facilities; identify and pursue funding and leadership opportunities to enhance the scope and reach of 4-H programming as well as create new partnerships for Extension; conduct annual evaluations or impact studies on selected aspects of the local 4-H programming efforts to be included as part of the OSU Extension reporting system; promote OSU Extension and 4-H Youth Development with local 4-H families, volunteers, elected officials, and other community partners through newsletters, websites, press releases, etc.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Position is located in Wauseon, Ohio.
An earned Master's degree at the time of hire is required with at least one degree in Youth Development or other educationally-related area (examples are: Communication, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical).
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Must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods that include role play, lecture, interactive discussion, and demonstration; strong written/oral communication skills; experience working with diverse clientele and organizations; effective time management, organizational, and prioritizing skills; must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends with minimal supervision.
Volunteer administration knowledge, program development skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with adults and youth; knowledge of 4-H or other youth development organizations, or other similar experiences.
Target Salary: $43,500.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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